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Written by Ally Doig, @allydoig
It changed everything. In 1993 John Carmack and John Romero revolutionized the way we would view games, play games and make games. The rampaging armies of hellspawn couldn’t be confined to the computer screen – they launched a full out assault on the mainstream. Doom was absolutely everywhere and in the years that followed various versions were ported to almost any system with the backbone to run it.
Sony’s really pushing its digital download offering next month as they’ve unveiled eight major releases that will be available to download the same day they become available at retail. This is part of a new program dubbed “PSN Day 1 Digital” and it’s good news assuming you have enough free space on your PS3′s hard drive. The list of games includes the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6, as well as the remastered Doom 3 BFG Edition, Dishonored, and Assassin’s Creed III. Check out the full list after the jump.
You probably think writing about video games is all fun and games, don’t you? Sure, it really is, but it can also be very dangerous. Every so often I’ll get an email that has some new screenshots, then, after I’ve already opened them, I realize they’ve come from the depths of hell. So I have to get up, walk to the kitchen, grab one of those oven mitts I’m pretty sure are meant for people who cook just so I can handle them safely. Have I hit my word count yet? All right! Check out some brand new screenshots of the Doom 3: BFG Edition after the jump!
The Doom 3 BFG Edition was unveiled just before E3, but there wasn’t any word on what the charge for admission would be for those of us who wish to get back to kicking heaps of demonic ass or when we could expect it. Now, that’s changed. The special edition, which brings with it improved visuals, 3D support, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, seven new levels and an armor mounted flashlight, is coming on October 19th for $29.99 on the PC and $39.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. I am so ready for this. READ MORE
About a week ago Adam broke wind of the upcoming Doom 3 BFG Edition. Yes, I have turned “revealed” into “broke wind” permanently. Via what Adam previously stated the BFG is going to have some brand new levels, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, Doom 1 and 2, 3D support, 5.1 surround sound, and the ability to have a flashlight and a gun out at the same time. Which I honestly don’t remember having to have a flashlight out separately from the gun, but ah it’s nice to be pampered. Check out some excellent looking new screens past the break, and look for the game this fall on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. This would mark the 1st Doom game ever being released on the PS3.
It’s difficult to believe Doom 3 came out eight years ago, but the fact that it’s already been long enough to warrant a remastered edition makes me feel old. It might not have been the revolutionary horror game many fans expected it to be, an expectation accumulated over the many, many years fans had to wait for it, but it was still an excellent action/horror game. Now Doom 3 is getting the remastered treatment with the BFG Edition, due this fall for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It will include some brand new levels, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, Doom 1 and 2, 3D support, 5.1 surround sound, and the ability to have a flashlight and a gun out at the same time. How sad is it that out of all those new features, the promise of a flashlight with all my guns is the one I’m most looking forward to? Head past the jump for the debut trailer! READ MORE